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The latest around the hot stove has the New York Mets not ruling out kicking the tires on mega free agent Bryce Harper.

Robby Sabo

It doesn’t seem as though the dream partnership of Bryce Harper and the New York Yankees won’t come to fruition—despite such certainty for many years. (Thanks, Giancarlo.)

It doesn’t mean the power lefty still can’t make his way to New York.

According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, there are “hints” that the New York Mets “haven’t totally ruled out” signing MLB’s prized free agent.

To be clear, the Mets haven’t publicly laid claim to the idea they’re pursuing Harper. However, Heyman is putting together the pieces that there’s still an outside shot.

Moreover, Heyman reports that sources within the organization are claiming that free agent third baseman Manny Machado will not be pursued.

Harper, 26, won’t turn 27 until next October. The 2015 NL MVP and six-time MLB All-Star smashed 34 home runs to go along with 100 runs batted in and a .249 average. During his MVP season, he mashed 42 homers while hitting a cool .330.

Harper’s made it clear that he wants to play in a big market. This has onlookers speculating about New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or remaining in Washington D.C. What doesn’t bode well for the Mets chances is the team’s notorious lower payroll within a big market. Harper is looking for baseball’s richest contract worth more than $350 million.

A big key in Bryce Harper’s future will be his willingness and ability to play first base moving forward.

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]